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Induced abortion statistics


This product provides annual statistics on induced abortions performed in Canada on Canadian and non-Canadian residents. Where applicable, data on induced abortions performed on Canadian women in selected American states are also provided.

Counts, rates and ratios per 100 live births of induced abortions at the national, provincial and territorial levels are provided. The tables also indicate whether the abortion was performed in a hospital or clinic setting. A table on the number and rate of induced abortions by age group of the woman is also provided.

Some tables provide data back to 1970, while others provide data back to 1987. These tables are updated annually to include the most current data year available.

The data source for these tables is the Therapeutic Abortions, Canada Survey.

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